Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

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Welcome to our Summer Sale!

The summer sale features everything good about summer collectors – mining artifacts – and all elements of western history.

Here’s some highlights!
More than a dozen ore cars!!
Great manuscript archives, including that of a Mormon family and their trials and tribulations over several decades, from Nauvoo to Salt Lake, and back to the East coast; a newly surfaced Adolph Sutro-Comstock Lode archive and documents; an amazing archive from Nevada engineer John Heizer; a scrap book from promoter Tex Rickard; early Arizona military letters; a pair of 1860’s maps showing the location of the original adobes in Los Angeles! Wow! And there’s lots more.
The western Art section is huge, with art in every category. One of my favorites is the ornately engraved presentation silver chalice from Grass Valley, a “must-have” for any mining or California collector
Antique bottles and marbles. Hundreds of lots of California and Nevada items accompanied by a marble collection. Some of my favorites (other than bottles, which are always fun and historical) are the ceramic series of cat house decanters. This rare set has been split up by region, making it even more fun. While we’ve had a few of these over the years, we’ve never seen this many different- ever!
Stocks and bonds. This is another “wow” offering from two or more collections. Some highlights: Chinese bond collection; Arizona material- Sopori (1850’s), Gold MC, Picacho (1860’s), and from California the Bear River piece that preceded the Tuolumne stock that features a killer mining vignette; and of course a huge offering of more from the famous Prag Collection
Numismatics has about a little of everything related to coins and currency. Lots of scrip, tokens, medals (make sure you make it all the way thru the catalog!), and two spectacular gold fakes of which one was unknown, and the other very well published. There’s also a great strong box to put it all in! Medal collectors, don’t miss the late July sale as well.
Speaking of gold, don’t miss the high grade ore specimens from two major collections, the Heizer collection and Pollock. Most of Heizer’s material is Nevada-Cal, while Pollock is Mostly Utah, Alaska.
With 4000 lots, you’ll have plenty of great material to look over.

Don’t forget the search box on the “Virtual Catalog” on our web site. It can help you find the things you want in a hurry. But there’s nothing like surfing through the catalog – you get to find all sorts of neat things you might never have thought about.

Full Schedule

Day 1 (Thur, July 11) Lots 1000-1776

Apparel
Jewelry
Art
Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Sports
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
Political
Military
General Americana Part I
Advertising
Badges
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Circus
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Lock/Key
Microscope
Scale
Tools
Toys
Dolls
Misc Americana Collectibles


Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)
Bottles
Brothel
Cowboy
Gaming
Saloon
Tokens
Numismatics
Weaponry
Marbles

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Minerals
Mining Part I
(California-Nevada)

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Transportation
Railroadiana
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Art
Bottles
Civil War
General Americana
Mining
Native Americana
Numismatics
Railroadiana
Transportation

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Graham County Board of Supervisors Draft Ledger   (103323)2010 - Graham County Board of Supervisors Draft Ledger (103323)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
9 x 14" 200pp ledger in pencil, 1904-1905 for the Board of Supervisors. Contains minutes of meetings and some accounting and notes. All of the ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Grand Canyon, AZ Collection   (104154)2011 - Grand Canyon, AZ Collection (104154)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
73 different colored postcards with scenes from Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Grand Canyon was officially designated a National Park on Febr
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fly Photograph Cabinet Card   (84872)2012 - Fly Photograph Cabinet Card (84872)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unidentified lady on Fly cabinet card, Tombstone, AZ (A.Terr.). Excellent condition. 4 x 6" Date: State/Country: Arizona City/County: Tom...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Unused Card to Witness a Hanging in Tombstone, Arizona   (104491)2013 - Unused Card to Witness a Hanging in Tombstone, Arizona (104491)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
We haven't seen one of these for 20 years. Unused engraved invitation to witness an execution, 5¼"x3" card, Tombstone, Jul 24, 19...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to c*****n for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Arizona Mining & General Ephemera   (77626)2014 - Arizona Mining & General Ephemera (77626)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20. 1) Mining: four items. a) Assessment receipt for the Gila Silver Mining Co., 1880, San Francisco. b) Two miner's timecards for the Tw...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to o******s for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Arizona points of interest   (104934)2015 - Arizona points of interest (104934)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
60 colorful postcards of points of interest in Arizona, plus postcard folder of 10 photographs. Photos from "Ear of The Wind Arch Monument Val...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*******F for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Two Western photos   (85761)2016 - Two Western photos (85761)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two western photos out of tombstone collection. One is of a Native American family, 3 x 4", c 1905 (Apache?); other a studio shot of a young ...
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 110.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Citrus Fair & Marketing Papers Signed Visitors Register and Broadside   (78359)2017 - Citrus Fair & Marketing Papers Signed Visitors Register and Broadside (78359)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Visitors Register from 1st State Citrus Fair, Auburn, Cal. Jan 11-16 1892. Signatures of General Supt. Mrs. William B. Geitar(?); Fred C. Miles, of Pe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to a****a for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Bodie Bank Stock Certificate   (79766)2018 - Bodie Bank Stock Certificate (79766)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This unissued stock certificate is for the Bodie Bank in the 1870's Some border staining on left and bottom. One heavy fold has a rip. Printer E...
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Estimates : 130.00 - 275.00
Sold to B******r for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Bodie Correspondence Group (Most JS Cain Related)   (107400)2019 - Bodie Correspondence Group (Most JS Cain Related) (107400)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Included: 1) Typed 1918 half-page letter from JS Cain to LE Richter in Reno, regarding shipment of two tombstones. "The Stage is the ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6*****b for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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